Hampton Preparatory School

Mathematics Curriculum


Nature is written in mathematical language.
— Galileo Galilei

Below is a brief outline of the Mathematics curriculum for each year group. Once your child is registered with us you will receive an information pack which includes the full curriculum. If you would like to enquire online, please click here.

     Understanding numbers and mathematical processes is vital for everyday living. From simply shopping and paying bills to investing money, working with computers and carrying out projects around the home, good skills in Mathematics are essential. Success in Mathematics is also required for many of the top professions, including careers in medicine and veterinary medicine, engineering, science and technology, finance, computing and teaching. Hamptonians will be taught the basic principles of Mathematics at an early age and these will be reinforced and developed in preparation for further study.

     The mathematics curriculum is designed so that the children at Hampton Preparatory become fluent in the fundamentals of Mathematics, are able to reason mathematically, and are able to find solutions by applying their Mathematics to a variety of problems with increasing sophistication. Teaching will be in sets throughout the school, so teachers can ensure good progress is made, and pupils reach their full potential in the subject. Formal teaching will be interspersed with practical and inter-curricular activities.

     In the Maths department we will aim to allow all pupils to develop their understanding of mathematical concepts at a rate suitable to each individual to ensure that they maintain confidence in their ability and develop a secure foundation, particularly in arithmetic skills. Our small class sizes will allow teachers more time to work with individual pupils. Our more able pupils will be extended by various competitions, including various global maths competitions, gifted learning programmes aimed at the top 20% young mathematicians in the country. We will also have a specialist remedial maths teacher who works 1:1 with individual pupils if needed.

     Our mathematics curriculum starts right from foundation stage (EYFS) all the way through to the end of year 8 when they are a few years away from G.C.S.E.